Bryant’s Long Time Personal Chauffer and Friend Dies at 76

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Long time chauffer to Coach Bryant,Billy Varner; died recently at the age of 76.

Varner had worked with Bryant for years and towards the end of Coach Bryant’s life, became a good friend of the coach.

“Billy had a very good personality. He was very engaging, he was friendly, he was fun to be with and he could tell a story,” said athletic director Mal Moore.

Varner went on and worked with the Tuscaloosa police department for 20 years (1976-1996) before retiring.

Recently, ESPN.com did a special feature on Varner and Bryant’s relationship. To read more about Billy Varner, check out this article from the Tuscaloosa News.

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20121001/NEWS/121009989/1291/living?Title=Longtime-Paul-W-Bear-Bryant-chauffeur-Billy-Varner-dies-at-76&tc=ar

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